|Patient: 30 year old female|
|History: A 30 year old female came in for a pelvic ultrasound for left sided pelvic pain. A transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound was performed to determine the cause.|
| Findings: |
The uterus measures 7.8 X 6.0 X 4.2CM. The uterus is grossly normal in appearance with no masses or fibroids.
| Diagnosis: |
The hypoechoic cystic structure adjacent to the left ovary which contains a central area of increased echogenicity may represent a periovarian left adnexal dermoid.
| Discussion: |
A dermoid is a common benign tumor ( making up about 10 percent of benign ovarian tumors ). A dermoid tumor develops from a germ cell ( a primary oocyte ) that is retained within the egg sac ( ovary ). The tumor develops when an egg begins developing without being fertilized.
| References: |
Textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography
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Case Number: 865721Last Updated: 11-26-2004 The reader is fully responsible for confirming the accuracy of this content.
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